the daily purge 11-13-19


Spoiler warning: The Purging Lutheran spoils everything.

I haven’t read this book, which was released in 19-aught-86, but My Sweet Rib read it recently. It’s give-or-take a billion pages filled with details which could never make it into the film (unless you enjoy billion-minute films). It’s common knowledge that films of books tend to stray from the original story. King’s The Stand, a television miniseries worked out pretty well with details but you can afford that when it runs nine or 10 hours. I read The Stand and the miniseries held true to the book. Regarding It I asked MSR about the finale in the book. I will not reveal the book’s ending so you might enjoy it on a brutally cold and snowy evening when the city is shutdown and all you have left is coffeemaker, a pup on your feet and a spouse muttering in their sleep next to you. The only reason I asked her was I found it hard to believe Stephen King could accepy such a dorpy ending for the film. She said it was similar but the intended effect on the reader (book) was different than on the viewer (movie). In the film the group of kids/adults, known as The Losers Club, kill Penny-pincher by making fun of it.

By making fun of it.

By making fun of it.

So there you have it. A monster from I’m-not-gonna-tell-you-where pops up everything 27 years and murders children in horrific ways is the same guy who could never have survived a Thanksgiving meal with my family.

You know what? I feel pretty good about having ruined the end of the film for you.  Now you can save $25 and you and your movie-mate can rent John Carpenter’s The Thing.



1 Timothy 2:1-7

1-3 The first thing I want you to do is pray. Pray every way you know how, for everyone you know. Pray especially for rulers and their governments to rule well so we can be quietly about our business of living simply, in humble contemplation. This is the way our Savior God wants us to live.

4-7 He wants not only us but everyone saved, you know, everyone to get to know the truth we’ve learned: that there’s one God and only one, and one Priest-Mediator between God and us—Jesus, who offered himself in exchange for everyone held captive by sin, to set them all free. Eventually the news is going to get out. This and this only has been my appointed work: getting this news to those who have never heard of God, and explaining how it works by simple faith and plain truth.

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